A Question on Eternal Perspective Books

Question: Which books form your Eternal Perspective Trilogy, and how do they tie together?
My Eternal Perspective collection includes three books published by InterVarsity Press (in 2016, 2017, and 2020, respectively). The second book is also accompanied by a training guide published by Trinity House Publishers (in 2018).

  • Book 1Rewriting Your Broken Story: The Power of an Eternal Perspective (IVP, 2016)
  • Book 2: Life in the Presence of God: Practices for Living in Light of Eternity (IVP, 2017)
  • Companion to Book 2A Guide to Practicing God’s Presence (THP, 2018)1
  • Book 3Shaped by Suffering: How Temporary Hardships Prepare Us for Our Eternal Home (IVP, February 2020)


Book 1 tells us about the power of and need for an eternal perspective. Book 2 discusses how to develop such a perspective. The companion guide to the second book provides a robust collection of practical exercises for cultivating this perspective (104 exercises divided over 8 categories, plus a 52-week plan for those desiring it). This guide has now been made into a mobile app (also available in a web format for non-iPhone users), which we plan to enhance and update over time; download or learn more at https://presence.app. The third and final book in the trilogy tells us that only an eternal perspective can sustain us through the temporal sufferings required for growth in Christlike character in preparation for glory.

A Question on Eternal Perspective Books